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    January 26, 2010
    4:30 - 5:00am EST  

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spending freeze. president obama tries to cut the deficit as he attempts to reconnect with the middle class. >> when your poll numbers drop, you're an idiot. whennor poll numbers are high, you're a jeep yus. family mystery. the brother of nancy kerrigan is charged in an assault that may have led to their father's death. and a boy and his bike. an english youngster goes the extra mile to help haiti. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, january 26th, 2010. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, january 26th, 2010. frs frs captioning funded by cbs good morning and thanks for joining us. as he prepares for wednesday's state of the union address, president obama is unveiling plans to boost the economy and cut the deficit. his goal, help the middle class,
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which he says is under siege. tara mergener is in washington with details. between morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, the president is trying to sharpen his economic message and squins americans he's on their side. president obama is calling for a freeze on most domestic spending for the next three years. it's part of next year's budget plan which still has to be approved by congress. some departments like the pentagon and homeland security would be exempt from the spending hold which by 2020 would save an estimated $250 billion. the president will give more details during tomorrow's state of the union address. the spech will also include help for americans who know all too well will cutting back. >> unfortunately the middle class has been under assault for a long time. >> reporter: on more than, the president outlined a series of measures designed to come to their rescue. the proposals include nearly doubling the child care tax credit for families making less than $85,000 a year.
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expanding tax credits to help workers save for retirement. and increasing support for families caring for elderly relatives. >> hopefully self these steps will re-establish some of the security that's slipped away in recent years. >> reporter: a new poll shows that jobs and the economy are what americans care about most. president obama hopes that as renewed focus on the issues proves he gets the message. >> the president is waiting for the economy to turn around and in the interim, the best that can happen for him is that people see that he's on the case, that he's working for them. >> reporter: top senate democrats want americans to know they're on their side, too. they reportedly drafted an $82.5 billion jobs plan, but the measure faces an uphill battle on capitol hill now that rps control enough seats to block it. as for those programs to help out the middle class, no word yet on how much they'll cost or where the money will come from. michelle, back to you. >> tara mergener in washington.
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tara, thanks. >> the president says he is determined to confront difficult issues like health care and economy. mr. obama says he plans to move forward despite the political repercussions. >> the one thing i'm clear about is that i'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. and i believe that. there's a tendency in washington to think that our job description of elected officials is to get reelected. that's not our job distriescrip. when your poll numbers drop, you're an idiot, when your poll newspapers are high, you're a jeep just sfwlp his poll numbers are down primarily because of the struggling economy p. an autopsy is plan for the father of nancy kerrigan. daniel kerrigan died following
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what police described as a violent struggle with his son. >> reporter: and emotional mark kerrigan pleaded not guilty to assaulting his father. early sunday morning police found daniel kerrigan unconscious in the family home. mark kerrigan says he and his father had argued over the phone. >> that argument became physical, he grabbed his father around the neck and at some point the father collapsed to the floor. >> reporter: nancy kerrigan arrived at the family home yesterday. police found blood on the floor and scenes of a struggle. mark kerrigan, when has a history of domestic violence, was found setting on a couch in the basement. >> he was clearly intoxicated, he was also extremely combative with the police, very violent. he refused to comply with their orders. and they had to subdue him with the use of pepper spray. he had to be forcibly removed from the home. >> reporter: it was daniel kerry began who carried his daughter into the locker room after she was assaulted at a skating k3e igs in 1994. mark kerrigan is being held on
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$10,000 bail. his attorney says he suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome. >> he denies responsibility for this. he is quite distraught about his father's death. he is grieving. >> daniel kerrigan's wife told the "boston herald" that her husband died of a heart attack and that there is nothing suspicious about his death. another day of violence in rask. this morning it was a suicide bomber who struck in the heart of baghdad near the interior ministry offices. at least 18 people were killed according to security officials. yesterday bombings targeted three hotels faired by westerners killing at least 41. one of saddam hussein eye most notorious henchman has been put to death. known as chemical ale was hanged yesterday. ali played a central role in the 1988 chemical weapons attack against kurdish civilians that
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killed some 5,000 men, women and children. the vicious attacks prompted the united states to end its support for take dam. turning to the "moneywatch," stocks tumbled this morning and emily smith is here with that and more. >> reporter: asian markets got hammer dad following a fifth straight day. the nikkei dropped almost 2%, while the hang seng fell nearly 2.5%. wall street put a stop to its three day slide where the dow gained 23 points, the nasdaq up 5. general motors is moving full force into the electric car business. the automaker says starting in 2013, it plans to build its own electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles. gm do you rememberly buys them from outside suppliers. the company also announced they'll back more than $6 billion in government loans and will pay those government loans byup. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke should know by the end of the week if he still has a job. the senate appears ready to confirm him for a second term. for now he's focused on interest rates. the fed's two day policy meeting begins today.
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it's expected to it leave rates unchanged. meanwhile home resales suffered their biggest drop in more than 40 years last month. down nearly 17%. the drop came after buyers stopped scrambling to qualify for a tax credit for first time home buyers. it was due to expire at the end of november, but congress extended the the deadline until april 30th. and minlg u.s. airlines have dropped a proposed fare increase by up to $16 round trip after some carriers resisted the change. american airlines confirmed it dropped a price hike from last week. delta had pulled the increase even before american did and continental and united also retreated. airfare increases can fall apart fast if one or more refuse to go along with the hike due to fears of losing customers. michelle? >> we'll take anything we can get back. >> yes, definitely. >> emily, thank you 37. just ahead on the "morning news," the hefty price tag for that congressional junket at the climate summit. plus, whiteout, parts of the
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midwest get blasted by dangerous winds. first, katie couric has a preview of tonight's c"cbs evening news". are we any safer of a 9/11? we'll tell you where the next mill tachblts are training and how prepared had country is deal with them. where america stands on terrorism tonight, only on the "cbs evening news." ♪ [ male announcer ] calcium-rich tums goes to work in seconds. ♪ tum-ta-tum-tum, ♪ tums [ male announcer ] nothing works faster than tums. ♪ mmm... hot fudge sundae.
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denmark even though no deal was struck on ways to battle global warming. sharyl attkisson reports on just how much it cost. >> reporter: for 15 democrats and 6 republican congressman, food and rooms for two nights cost $4,400 each. that's $2,200 a day, more than most americans spend on their monthly mortgage payment. we asked congress and staff about whether they're mindful it's public tax dollars they're spending. money told us they never even see the bills or expense reports. congressman henry waxman is a key climate change player, shown here in copy hey depend. last week we asked him about the $2200 a day bill for room and food. >> i can't believe that. i can't believe it, but i don't know. >> reporter: but there it is, right mix to his name in black and white. those who stay just two nights were charged a six night minimum at the five star marriott. one staffer says they strongly objected to no avail. you may ask how they'll negotiate a climate treaty if
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they can't get a better deal on hotel rooms. total hotel, meeting rooms, and a couple of thousand dollar a night hospitality suites stopped $400,000. flights weren't cheap either. 59 house and senate staff flew commercial during the copenhagen rush. they paid government rates, $5,000 to $10,000 each. in fairness, many attendees told us they a lot of hard work and laid the ground work for a future global treating. >> it was awfully cold and i was there because i thought it was important for me it be there. i didn't look at it as a pressure trip. >> reporter: but considering the size of the definite set and the fact that no global agreement on climate change was reached, critics question the supersized u.s. delegation. more than 165, leaving the impression there's dollars to burn, in this case more than a million. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. in health new, new fuel for the debail bait over teen
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pregnancy .n. the u.s. p the pregnancy rate jumped not first file since 1990. a new report found that in 2006, the prenancy rate among 15 to 19 year olds increased 3%. and the abortion rate also went up 1%. the first increase in more than a decade. actor purnell roberts, the last surviving cast member of tv's bonanza, has died. roberts played adam cart qult right, the old ed h.est son of a nevada ranching family on the long running series. later he played trapper john md. roberts died sunday of cancer at his malibu home. he was 81. it was a horrible feeling, like i couldn't catch my breath. i couldn't believe i was actually having a heart attack. i remember being at the hospital, thinking about my wife. i should have done more to take care of myself. now i'm exercising, watching my diet, and i trust my heart to lipitor. (announcer) unlike some other
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superstars battle it out. lebron james stole the ball from dwyane wade in the closing seconds, but james was foul order a lay-up and both james and wade crashed to the floor. lebron then made two free throws and the cavs beat the heat 92-91. and the hornets' chris paul fell down but got back up to make a 15-foot jumper with 3.8 seconds remaining against the blazers. and new orleans edged portland 98-97. in college basketball, second ranked kansas dominated in a border showdown with missouri that turned in to a shutdown. an off balance pullup three-pointer at the buzzer that finally went in and kansas beat missouri 84-65. and fourth ranked syracuse got 14 points from johnson against number seven georgetown. the ormg beat the hoyas for the sixth straight time in the carrier dome. the final syracuse 73, georgetown 56. when we return, we'll take another look at this morning's
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,,,,,, on the cbs morning you knews oig, here's a look at today's weather. more rain showers will be moving in to the southwest this afternoon. it remains cooler and dry in the deep south and southeast. and the midwest will see snow showers developing this afternoon. hear's another look at this morning's top stories. president obama's proposing a three year spending freeze on certain parts of the federal budget. the freeze would apply to a small portion of the budget including domestic programs whose budgets are approved every year. and a brutal winter storm is blasting the midwest with powerful winds and snow.
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in iowa, the dakotas and minnesota, travelers were stranded and schools and businesses closed. actor john travolta is lending a hand in haiti. travolta arrived in port-au-prince overnight along with his wife, kelly preston. he flew his own plane, a boeing 707, from florida. the plane carried four tons of ready-to-eat military rations and medical supplies as well as a team of 80 medics. travolta said he wanted to help especially since he has the ability and means to bring relief supplies. aside from lack of food, water and medical supplies, another issue hampering mirk's recovery is looting. jop bentley reporting from port-au-prince. >> reporter: looters still pose a dangerous problem here in downtown port-au-prince as business owners try to recover what's left of their shops. >> we're losing everything. >> reporter: jonas joseph is trying to keep the thiefs from
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raiding the rubble of his beauty supply store, but he finally had to ask for help. >> it's not easy to get a police. you have too many -- i mean, too really beg the police. >> reporter: the police are doing the best they to get rid of the looters as some of the business owners try and rebuild, they have to combat people trying to steal everything they own. >> right now we just hire a private company to do the best they could to see if we can save some of the merchandise we have. >> reporter: despite more than half a billion dollars in aid money that has poured in here, haitian government still hasn't started clearing away the rubble. that's why joseph had to pay for this bulldozer out of his own pocket. once he gets his merchandise out, he wants out, as well. do you want to it if he back to the u.s. and leave haiti? >> definitely. once we're finished, definitely we want to go back. i mean, it's really scary here right now. >> reporter: as an american citizen, joseph will have a chance that most won't.
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a chance to leave here and start over in the united states. john bentley, cbs news, port-au-prince, haiti. and, listen, this is great. a little boy in london has raised some big money for haiti's relief effort. 7-year-old charlie simpson was hoping to raise a modest sum of about $800 by sponsoring a bike ride around a local park. >> i saw the pictures on tv and i thought it was really sad. so i just wanted to, you you know -- >> wanted to do something, didn't you? >> jaw. >> sclarly helped me make a sponsorship form and then we decided to put it on the web and it went out to friends and family. they sent it on to other people. and suddenly it went completely crazy. >> and get this? the money flooded in. so far charlie has raised about $200,000. he hopes it will buy food, water and tent its for people in haiti. awesome. well, this morning on "the early show," we'll have an update from haiti on relief
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>> and a much comer day start, about 20 degrees. that's the beginning of what's daytime highs in the mid-20s this weekend. let's look at the day part. we will stay a mixture of clouds and sun this day. i think, you know i am hoping it is a mixture of sun and clouds. let's see how it goes. no rain, a definite change to the feel. take it away. in the new, still in the dark, thousandsover people still without electricianty after yesterday's storm drench ares the state in heavy rain and strong winds. take your pick, baltimore city could let children choose where to go to school. tuning in for haiti, tv
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raftings from last friday's global telethon. more new, first warning weather and first traffic report of the morning in a couple of minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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. this is wjz-tv, wjz.com. now don scott, marty pass, breaking news with wjz's news team, first warning weather and traffic control with sharon. it is wjz maryland's news station. >> in 20 seconds it will be 5:00. it is a much drier but colder day start. sharon will have your traffic right after marty's first washing weather. . it is 39, today it will feel thre like 30 to 32.